How to install Netflix Kodi add-on [July 2021]

The Netflix Kodi add-on offers a convenient way to access Netflix’s extensive catalog of movies and TV shows directly on Kodi. This add-on is compatible with Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18 Leia.

Netflix add-on is not officially developed by Netflix itself, but it offers a lot of great features like access to multiple profiles, recommendations, library integration, watched status synchronization, high-resolution playback (on supported devices), Up Next add-on integration to play episodes continuously, and more.

In this guide, we’re going to install the unofficial Netflix add-on on Kodi. Please note that this add-on requires a Netflix account. Let’s begin.

If this is the first time you install add-ons on Kodi, you’ll have to allow the installation of unofficial add-ons. Please read How to allow 3rd-party add-ons on Kodi and come back here when you’re ready.

Downloading the repository zip file

First, let’s download the repository zip file for Netflix from its official source on Castagnait’s GitHub page.

1. Go to Castagnait’s GitHub page, scroll down and download the appropriate file for your Kodi version. download castagnait repository on GitHub

Kodi 18 Leia users should download repository.castagnait-1.0.1.zip.
Kodi 19 Matrix users should download repository.castagnait-1.0.0.zip.

Installing CastagnaIT repository

The repository is responsible for installing and updating the add-on. Let’s use the file we’ve just downloaded to install the repo.

2. Press the cog icon near the top left corner of the Home Screen to open the Settings menu. Open System menu on Kodi using the cog icon

3. Select Add-ons.
Kodi Add-on Browser on System Menu

4. Press Install from zip file.
install kodi add-on from zip file

On Kodi 19, you’ll see a message about the auto-update feature. Press Yes to proceed.

5. Locate the downloaded file and click on it to install the repository.
install Netflix repository on Kodi

Installing Netflix add-on on Kodi

Now that the repository is installed, let’s use it to install Netflix and its dependencies.

6. Select Install from repository.
Install add-on from repository on Kodi

7. Click on CastagnaIT Repository for Kodi to open the repository.
CastagnaIT Kodi repository

8. Select Video add-ons.
video add-ons category on CastagnaIT repository

9. Now Select Netflix.
Netflix Kodi add-on on CastagnaIT repo

10. Press the Install button.
install netflix kodi addon

11. You’ll see a list of dependencies to be installed with the add-on. Press OK and wait until the process is finished.
list of dependencies for Netflix addon

12. Go back to the Home Screen, highlight the Add-ons tab, and select Netflix to open the add-on.
Netflix Kodi addon

We have installed Netflix on Kodi but we still need to set up an account.

Setting up your Netflix account

When you open the add-on for the first time it’ll launch its configuration wizard.

13. Netflix requires the InputStream Adaptive add-on, you’ll be prompted to install it now. Press Yes to continue.
installing inputstream adaptive addon for netflix on kodi

14. You must enter your Netflix credentials, select E-Mail/Password.

15. Type your email.
type your Netflix email account

16. Now enter your password.
type your Netflix password

Log in problems and Authentication Key method

Sometimes, unexpected changes on the Netflix website can cause log-in errors when using the addon. If you get the “Incorrect Password” message, you’ll have to use the Authentication Key method.

To use this method, you must download and run a small script. The script will open a web browser and it’ll ask you to log in to Netflix so it can capture the authentication key on a file that will be used with the addon. Go to the addon’s wiki on Github to download the script and follow the instructions.

Some antivirus may flag the script as malware, you can read more about it here.

Using the Netflix add-on with Kodi

Now we are ready to use the add-on.

17. Select a profile.
Select a Netflix profile

18. Use the addon’s main menu to navigate the categories and choose a movie or show.
using Netflix Kodi add-on

Netflix uses a special encryption protocol to play 1080p and 4K videos, if your device supports this protocol you’ll be prompted to install the Widevine CDM add-on and you’ll be able to watch high-resolution videos. Some Android boxes are not Widevine compatible and will only play 720p videos.

More info:

Looking for more add-ons? These are some of our favorite Kodi add-ons for July 2021.

Please visit our list of the best Kodi add-ons for more information.

The Crew Kodi Add-onThe Crew: Free and premium sources. Very popular add-on with many extra features like live sports and more. (Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia)
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Venom: Premium sources. Popular add-on with great features. (Kodi 19 Matrix & 18 Leia)
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How to install Netflix Kodi add-on [July 2021]
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Roberto

Hi everybody, I got a problem on my Zidoo Z9X.
Everything is ok but when I try to watch something I have an error message:

“MSLERROR: this title is not available to watch instantly. Please try another title.
To try to solve this problem you can force “Widevine L3″ from the add-on Expert Settings”

Any ideas?
Tks

Hoangvu

Me 2, pls help, thanks

Balqis

I for the life nitflilex

Steve

This feels like a christmas present. Thank you very much.

Joe Tester

Worked perfectly – Thanks!

Jonathan

Perfect how-to, thanks a lot for this tutorial!